Saturday, December 31, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #132 Love Crows

Third Sketch in the sketchbook project sketchbook

Also I carved a stamp of Max; maximum dog in a minimal package.

It's been a very creative day

Friday, December 30, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #131 Owl Stamp and Sketch #2

I carved an owl stamped based on this.
I would have liked to get more detail but the block was soft and crumbly. (Note: pink stuff is better than the white stuff) Still, I like how it turned out and I am "geeked"  to do more.
Stamped into my sketchbook

In the process of carving

Test print

I need to burnish the block  to the paper more.

So much fun! and easy to do!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #130 Christmas Birds

I didn't make these birds they were gifted to me. My Aunt Linda gave me the glass partridge in a pear tree.

 My lovely daughter Sarah, made the crocheted wreath with the cute little bird.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #129 Penguin Rubber Stamp Final

This was so much FUN! I can't wait to do more. Next time maybe with paint instead of an ink pad, and maybe more detail, we'll see!
These were my test stamps to see where I needed to carve more.

I stamed a little 4"x4" card, an artist trading card and a greeting card.

I added sparkle pen snowflakes to the ATC. I like how his expression changed from the original drawing.

Monday, December 26, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #128 Penguin Rubber Stamp

I received a Speedball block printing toolkit for Christmas! Yeah! (Thanks Sarah!) So of course my first stamp HAS to be a bird. I will post my results no matter how it turns out. Wish me luck!

Friday, December 23, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #127 Reinbird/ First Sketch for the Sketchbook

My Dad's birthday was yesterday. Happy birthday Dad!
Every year on his kid's birthday my dad would proclaim that the Birthday Giraffe was here and left us a gift. "Dad, come on! There's no such thing as the Birthday Giraffe!" Even though we were pretty sure there was no such thing, as our friends never talked about it, we loved it!
So, in honor of my dad, who invented the mythical creature that took credit for his and Mom's gifts to us I present the Reinbird. (It makes more sense than flying deer I think.) I love you Dad!
First sketch in the Sketchbook Project sketchbook. Color pencil and pen

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #126 Punch Needle Bird

My very first, and probably last punch needle kit. This was fun and quick but a little fussy for me. Too much threading the needle. But I must say the finished project looks just like the picture on the box right down to the frame, which didn't come with the kit or the hoop or the needle.

Monday, December 19, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #125 Santa Bird

You think he'll ask for  a BB gun? And yes, the beard is real.
Pen and color pencil

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #124 Little Notebook Bird

Remember my little Red Owl Notebook? Here's a little drawing for it.
Ink pads and black pen. With letter stamps too!
When I inked up the page there was a bird, this was not intentional just a happy accident.
I out lined it in pen. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #123 Bird in a Box

Today's prompt: Make something in a box. So I took this tiny gold foil box.

and put a tree inside,

With a bird on top.
I wanted the tree to be taller but it barely fits in as it is. I would like to explore this idea farther though.
On another note, I received my Sketchbook Project sketchbook in the mail today. Now I have blank sketchbook anxiety! I don't know how to start or what to put in it! Yikes!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #121 Among the Croton

Phew, that one took some time. I think I will try to do some quick sketchy birds in the next few days to see if I can get back on track with the bird a day thing.

Prismacolor color pencil on bristol board

Monday, December 5, 2011

MSED: Bird a Day #120 Cinnamon Ornaments

I'm back with some new birds! This project was way too much fun and it smelled fantastic! I used Martha Stewart's cinnamon dough recipe which is basically ground cinnamon, apple sauce and white glue. I rolled and cut out cute little bird shapes. After they were dry, I just used some craft acrylics that I had on hand and some glitter pens. 

These look better in person and I can officially say that I am not happy with my digital camera any more.  I was so much happier with my camera when I got it than i am now. when I bemoaned that fact to my sister she told me that digital camera's sensors go bad after a while, especially if you take a lot of night time pictures. It seems that in dim light the shutter has to be open for longer periods of time exposing this delicate little wussy sensor to too much exposing? I never knew. For as much money as they cost they should have tougher sensors that last. And that's all I'm going to say about that!